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November 02, 2009
Long Journey Back to Heaven
The Diplomat’s Pakistan correspondent, Mustafa Qadri, meets refugees from the conflict in Pakistan’s Swat Valley and finds anger, trepidation and hope as they return home after this summer’s counter-Taliban military offensive.
Long Journey Back to Heaven
November 01, 2009
The Silent Treatment
In this country they assume you’re an enemy right off the bat,” the elderly Polish-American tourist said as our ancient Soviet airplane descended into the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on the regular Air Koryo flight from the northern Chinese city of Shenyang.
The Silent Treatment
Fifteen Years on the Frontline
October 30, 2009
Fifteen Years on the Frontline
Award-winning photojournalist Stephen Dupont reminisces about his life on the frontline in Afghanistan.
Fifteen Years on the Frontline
October 28, 2009
Sri Lanka - The New Great Game
The defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in May brought an end to Sri Lanka’s civil war. But the conflict also shed light on a bitter geopolitical struggle taking place against the backdrop of the declining influence of the West and the emerging influence of India and China. Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe explores the implications of Sri Lanka’s evolving foreign policy.
Sri Lanka - The New Great Game
October 27, 2009
An Interview with APEC Executive Director Michael Tay
The Diplomat spoke recently with APEC Executive Director Michael Tay about the key economic challenges facing the region, next month’s leaders’ summit, and claims that international summits are simply talking shops.
An Interview with APEC Executive Director Michael Tay
October 22, 2009
Is Japan's Future Sustainable?
By the second quarter of this century, Asia will be the centre of gravity of the world economy and China will be leading the world. But while the US used ‘democracy’ as its defining diplomatic principle in the 20th century, the big question is–what will China use?
Is Japan's Future Sustainable?
Meeting Pakistan's Other Insurgents
October 02, 2009
Meeting Pakistan's Other Insurgents
The Baloch homeland, which straddles the borders of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, is a forgotten battleground in one of the world's hotspots. Karlos Zurutuza meets the insurgents fighting for this divided region.
Meeting Pakistan's Other Insurgents
September 28, 2009
Asia's Basket Case
Bangladesh has endured a turbulent past, and faces a far from settled future, argues Tanveer Ahmed.
Asia's Basket Case
Smashing The Glass Ceiling
September 28, 2009
Smashing The Glass Ceiling
Where is the best place in the Asia-Pacific for female career advancement? Vivienne Stanton investigates.
Smashing The Glass Ceiling
Russian Revolutionary
September 28, 2009
Russian Revolutionary
Harriet Riley reports from St Petersburg on the link between badly dubbed Western movies and an award-winning human rights activist
Russian Revolutionary
September 23, 2009
Iran, Michael Jackson, and Generation X
Our writer argues that his young tech-savvy peers, celebrity fixations aside, are increasingly engaged in global issues like this summer’s riots in Tehran.
Iran, Michael Jackson, and Generation X
September 23, 2009
Tehran Ignites
In June, Austin Mackell was in Iran for The Diplomat to get a sense of modern life inside the Islamic Republic.
Tehran Ignites
Tumours in Paradise
September 23, 2009
Tumours in Paradise
Evidence is increasing that more than 40 years of nuclear testing in the Pacific is having a horrific impact on the people of the region, with Solomon Islanders bearing the brunt, writes Susan Merrell.
Tumours in Paradise
September 23, 2009
High-Profile Political Prisoners
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
High-Profile Political Prisoners
September 23, 2009
'Our Country's One Big Prison'
The Burmese junta, already known as one of the cruellest regimes in the world, has been stepping up its oppression of political opponents. Phil Thornton reports from the Thai-Burma border, where he speaks with exiled politicians, army deserters, displaced villagers and former political prisoners.
'Our Country's One Big Prison'
September 22, 2009
Moti On Trial
Susan Merrell looks at the trial of a former Solomon Islands attorney general taking place in Australia and asks whether there’s more than meets the eye to the sexual abuse charges that have been brought against him.
Moti On Trial
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